The Magnificent Devices Series

16 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,067 ratings

Lady of Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel Publisher's Summary

London, 1889: Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin's son is Prime Minister. And steam is the power that runs the world.

At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire's talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It's not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices...

When she meets Andrew Malvern, a member of the Royal Society of Engineers, she realizes her talents may encompass more than the invention of explosive devices. They may help her realize her dreams and his...if they can both stay alive long enough to see that sometimes the closest friendships can trigger the greatest betrayals....

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  • Book 1

    • Lady of Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel

    • Magnificent Devices, Book 1
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,080

    At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire's talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It's not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Was it really just one book divided into four?

    • By Kitty Lagorio on 03-16-14

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • Her Own Devices

    • A Steampunk Adventure Novel
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532

    Seventeen-year-old Lady Claire Trevelyan, left alone after the Arabian bubble financial disaster claims home and family, now leads the cleverest gang in the London underworld. Between outwitting a rival gang, inventing a device that will net her and her scientist employer worldwide fame, and keeping her mother from marrying her off, she can almost forget that a powerful lord wants to get closer…and if he succeeds, can destroy it all with a single word…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • should be 5 but...

    • By Comfort Connoisseur on 05-14-14

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 3

    • Magnificent Devices

    • A Steampunk Adventure Novel (Volume 3)
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439

    An air voyage to remember turns into a disaster no one may survive. With her orphaned charges, Lady Claire Trevelyan joins the Earl of Dunsmuir’s family on an airship voyage to the Americas. If she can stay out of Lord James Selwyn’s way until her eighteenth birthday, she will be of age and cannot be forced into marriage. What she doesn’t know is that Lord James is in the Americas, too, with Andrew Malvern closing in on him - and the wonderful device he stole.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Melodramatic Misadventure Marred by TX Accent

    • By Globaltowngal on 05-21-14

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 4

    • Brilliant Devices

    • A Steampunk Adventure Novel, Magnificent Devices, Book 4
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    Lady Claire Trevelyan had been looking forward to glittering balls, congenial society, and relief from pursuit during her stay with Lord and Lady Dunsmuir in the Canadas. Well, perhaps not entirely. Being pursued by a handsome airship captain is rather diverting, especially when it appears her erstwhile employer, Andrew Malvern, is becoming much too distracted by a certain blond mechanic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Fun!

    • By Gayle on 05-16-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • A Lady of Resources

    • A Steampunk Adventure Novel: Magnificent Devices, Book 5
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    Now 16, twins Lizzie and Maggie are educated young ladies who have not been called "the Mopsies" in years - except by their guardian, Lady Claire Trevelyan. With the happy prospect of choosing their own future, the girls can leave their dodgy past behind, and Lizzie can bury her deepest childhood memories where they can do no harm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful fun book

    • By The YA Wizard on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 6

    • A Lady of Spirit

    • The Magnificent Devices Series 6
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    Under normal circumstances, Maggie and Lizzie would be delighted to meet their long-lost relatives and be reunited with those who had believed them dead, but when are the Mopsies' circumstances ever to be considered normal? With her half brother, Claude Seacombe, Lizzie travels to Cornwall to meet her mother's parents. Maggie goes along, too, since she is part of the family...or so one might assume.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Steampunk Series Ever!

    • By Love to Read on 09-26-17

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 7

    • A Lady of Integrity

    • The Magnificent Devices Series, Book 7
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Will a daring rescue put a wedding and a future at risk? Lady Claire Trevelyan and renowned scientist Andrew Malvern are looking forward to domestic felicity in London when they are surprised by an unexpected visitor. A desperate and fugitive Alice Chalmers seeks their help - her ship has been seized in the Duchy of Venice and worse, her navigator Jake has been thrown into the dreaded underwater prison from which no one ever escapes. Even the innocent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous Series!

    • By Love to Read on 11-09-17

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 8

    • A Gentleman of Means

    • The Magnificent Devices Series, Book 8
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 81

    Lady Claire Trevelyan has had to deal with betrayal before, in small ways and large. But none is quite so painful as the belief that Gloria Meriwether-Astor had deserted her and her friends and left them to die under the waters of Venice. When she learns that Gloria has inexplicably vanished, she has no choice but to follow her heart and attempt to find the missing heiress. But the decisions of the heart do not sit well with the gentlemen in her life, who had every reason to believe she planned to settle down at last.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A binge-worthy series

    • By Love to Read on 11-09-17

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 9

    • Devices Brightly Shining: A Steampunk Christmas Novella

    • Magnificent Devices, Book 9
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    It is the event of the season - on Twelfth Night, the Dunsmuirs have invited the cream of London society to celebrate the marriage of Lady Claire and Andrew Malvern at a reception to which the prince consort himself is expected. Captain Ian Hollys brings his fiancée, Alice Chalmers, to London to attend and to meet his family - people who cannot see past her flight boots to the woman who stands by his side as an equal.

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 10

    • Fields of Air

    • A Steampunk Adventure Novel
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Her father may have sacrificed his own life to save hers, but heiress Gloria Meriwether-Astor is finding it difficult to forgive him. After all, how many young ladies of her acquaintance will inherit wealth, beauty, and a legacy of arms dealing? Now the Royal Kingdom of Spain and the Californias is about to declare war on the Texican Territory and Gloria simply will not allow it. In company with Alice Chalmers and the crew of Swan, along with a lost young Evan Douglas seeking to make reparation for his own sins, she takes to the air.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 11

    • Fields of Iron

    • A Steampunk Adventure Novel (The Magnificent Devices Series, Book 11)
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Gloria Meriwether-Astor, determined to end the invasion her father and a power-hungry diplomat started, has found safety with the witches of the river canyons in the Wild West. But how can one young lady without so much as a hat to her name challenge a kingdom? Confronted with the solution - marriage - she has two choices: accept the help she needs or return to Philadelphia alone and a failure. So, in the company of riverboat Captain Stan Fremont - the dashing rogue she must now call husband - she sets off for the capital to negotiate with the viceroy. 

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 12

    • Fields of Gold: A Steampunk Adventure Novel

    • The Magnificent Devices Series, Book 12
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Gloria Meriwether-Astor's belief in doing the right thing has carried her across the world and through dangers that would have felled a lesser woman. She believed that if she married the dashing Captain Fremont, she could approach the Viceroy of the Royal Kingdom of Spain and the Californias with impunity. She could convince the prince to stop the war their fathers began. Sadly, belief and reality are two different things. The prince agrees to her proposal on one condition - that she annul her marriage and become his wife instead.

    Regular price: $15.43

  • Book 13

    The Bride Wore Constant White audiobook cover art
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  • Book 14

    Carrick House: A short steampunk adventure audiobook cover art
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  • Book 15

    The Dancer Wore Opera Rose audiobook cover art
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  • Book 16

    Selwyn Place: A short steampunk adventure audiobook cover art
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